Issue 47

May 2024

Welcome to the spring edition of Acceleration News!

In this issue, we are happy to put the spotlights on the I.FAST project, which held its annual meeting at the month of April. In cooperation with two other Horizon 2020 projects, it gathered the academic world and the industry, both large and small, to discuss the challenges of cryogenics in Big Science. In an interview, Luca Garolfi presents the status of the project’s internal innovation fund, designed to stimulate innovation for accelerator sustainability.

The issue is also the opportunty to report on the progress made by the High-Luminosity upgrade of the LHC as well as by the FCC study. The CLIC study is also giving us an idea of all the development that has been ongoing in the realm of non-invasive beam diagnostics over the last ten years.

We are also happy to announce:

  • 23 May 2024: "Neutron Scattering: Exploring Cell Membrane Mechanisms" by Prof. Giovanna Fragneto
  • 27 November 2024: 30th Birthday of the Joint Universities Accelerator School.

On a personal note, after three years as editor-in-chief of Accelerating News, it's time for me to leave CERN and move on to new adventures. I am proud to have welcomed new contributors from across the accelerator community in new projects and initiatives. Of course, this extraordinary time would not have been possible without the continued support of the Accelerating News editorial team and editorial board. Thank you all so much!

A new editor-in-chief will be announced in the September issue.

The editors and myself hope you enjoy the new issue and wish you a happy reading!

Antoine Le Gall, Editor-in-Chief

€1M innovation fund for sustainable accelerators

Laser-plasma technology, additive manufacturing, high-temperature superconductors and other innovations have strong potential to reduce the footprint of particle accelerators.

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08 May, 2024

Muon Collider: US set to join the international collaboration study

In December 2023, the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel made strong recommendations for the future muon collider, boosting the international muon collider collaboration.

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08 May, 2024

FCC-ee and FCC-hh machines: at a glance

The FCC feasibility study, has reached a successful mid-term review on its path to completion in 2025. From electrons to protons, FCC-ee and FCC-hh join forces, offering unprecedented precision and energy reach.

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07 May, 2024

Unleashing the Power of CAS Courses

Over the last decades, the learning path of an accelerator scientist has evolved. Two CERN group leaders tell us how CAS Courses are proving invaluable.

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07 May, 2024

I.FAST holds its third annual meeting in Paris

Held in Paris, the penultimate annual meeting of the I.FAST project included lively discussions on cryogenics, additive manufacturing, and sustainability.

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30 April, 2024

Another piece of hardware sees the light of day at FCC

The HTS4 project wishes to demonstrate that the performance of HTS systems against normal conducting magnets

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25 April, 2024

Bridging Science, Philosophy, and Faith at Liverpool Cathedral

A panel discussion explored how various cultures and societies perceive the relationship between science and religion, and the responsibilities of scientists and religious leaders in building trust in science among their respective communities.

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23 April, 2024

Pushing accelerator frontiers in Bern

The topical workshop “Gigahertz Rate and Rapid Muon Acceleration” showed how advanced accelerator concepts can jump-start dark-sector searches.

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12 April, 2024

Coming events

23 May/24
16:00 - 18:00
27 Nov/24
08:00 - 20:00

Previous issues

This issue brings you the latest developments in accelerator technologies, a look at environmental applications of accelerators and the events aimed at the next generation of accelerator scientists.
In this issue: global sustainability requirements for future accelerators, environmental applications of accelerators, novel programmes for the next generation of scientists.
This issue brings the latest developments in superconducting magnets, cryogenics, new European projects, and reports on the events of the particle accelerator community.